Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Binge thinking..

Here is Christopher Hitchens at a recent free-thought conference in Texas receiving an award in recognition of his sterling contributions to the various causes of his non-believing "comrades". His acceptance speech is touching because it's obvious from the images that his cancer is advancing and he is dying, well I suppose technically we're all dying, but in his case he's leaving the party before he really should (and before the rest of us want him to!)

As many more serious thinkers than me have already said, we hope the best is yet to come.


Elizabeth said...

I read about that speech -- it was very good but I never got over him supporting the Iraqi invasion so vociferously.

Steve Borthwick said...

E, yes I didn't really get his rationale on Iraq, although he did have some good points about the nature of the old regime there. Clearly though I don't think you have to agree with all his opinions to respect him greatly as an author, speaker and intellectual.